Moral Issues in Business (Non-Infotrac Version) / Edition 8

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This is the only textbook in the field to combine text, cases, and articles. It is unmatched in both comprehensiveness and flexibility, with the chapters distinct enough to be taught independent of one another. With two chapters on the nature of morality and ethical theory, an entire chapter devoted to economic justice, and thorough treatment of applied issues this text is ideal for any course in business ethics.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534535988
  • Publisher: Thomson Wadsworth
  • Publication date: 4/1/2000
  • Edition description: 8TH
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 608

Table of Contents


PART I: MORAL PHILOSOPHY AND BUSINESS
1.THE NATURE OF MORALITY. Summary. Made in the USA-Dumped in Brazil, Africa, Iraq...? The A7D Affair. Robert C. Soloman: It's Good Business. David Luban, Alan Strudler, and David Wasserstrom: Moral Responsibility in the Age of Bureaucracy
2.NORMATIVE THEORIES OF ETHICS. Baby M. The Ford Pinto. Blood for Sale. James Rachels: What Would a Satisfactory Moral Theory Be Like? Joseph R. DesJardins: Virtues and Business Ethics
3.JUSTICE AND ECONOMIC DISTRIBUTION. Whatever Happened to the Steel Industry? Poverty in America. Peter Singer: Rich and Poor. D. W. Haslett: Is Inheritance Justified?
PART II: AMERICAN BUSINESS AND ITS BASIS
4.THE NATURE OF CAPITALISM. The Downsizing of America. Hucksters in the Classroom. Licensing and Laissez Faire. A New Work Ethic? E. F. Schumacher: Buddhist Economics. Robert Heilbroner: Reflections on the Triumph of Capitalism. Lisa Newton: The Hostile Takeover
5.CORPORATIONS. Exxon and Captain Hazelwood. Living and Dying with Asbestos. Selling Infant Formula Abroad. Levi Strauss at Home and Abroad. Charity to Scouts? Kenneth J. Arrow: Social Responsibility and Economic Efficiency. John P. Kavanagh: Ethical Issues in Plant Relocation. Richard T. De George: Ethical Dilemmas for Multinational Enterprise: A Philosophical Overview. Paul F. Camenisch: Business Ethics: On Getting to the Heart of the Matter.
PART III: THE ORGANIZATION AND THE PEOPLE IN IT
6.THE WORKPLACE. Burger Beefs. AIDS in the Workplace. Speaking Out About Malt. Union Discrimination? Old Smoke. David W. Ewing: An Employee's Bill of Rights. Patricia H. Werhane and Tara J. Radin: Employed at Will and Due Process. Mary Gibson: The PublicWorker's Right to Strike
7.THE WORKPLACE. Today's Challenges. Unprofessional Conduct? Testing for Honesty. She Snoops to Conquer. Protecting the Unborn at Work. The Mommy Track. Joseph R. DesJardins and Ronald Duska: Drug Testing in Employment. Richard L. Lippke: Work, Privacy, and Autonomy. John J. McCall: Participation in Employment
8.MORAL CHOICES FACING EMPLOYEES. Profiting on Columns Prior to Publication. Two Who Made Waves for the Navy. The Housing Allowance. Changing Jobs and Changing Loyalties. Ethically Dubious Conduct. David E. Soles: Four Concepts of Loyalty. Jennifer Moore: What Is Really Unethical About Insider Trading? Jeff Fadiman: Foreign Corrupt Practices: How to Deal with Foreign Forms of Bribery. Michael Davis: Some Paradoxes of Whistleblowing
9.JOB DISCRIMINATION. Minority Set-Asides. Raising the Ante. Consenting to Sexual Harassment. Facial Discrimination. Richard Wasserstrom: A Defense of Programs of Preferential Treatment. Andrew Altman: Making Sense of Sexual Harassment Law. Richard D. Mohr: Homosexuality, Prejudice, and Discrimination.
PART IV: BUSINESS AND SOCIETY
10.CONSUMERS. Breast Implants. Hot Coffee at McDonald's. Sniffing Glue Could Snuff Profits. Warning: The Following Ad May Contain a Subliminal Message. Closing the Deal. The Skateboard Scare. David M. Holly: A Moral Evaluation of Sales Practices. Robert L. Arrington: Advertising and Behavioral Control. Richard L. Lippke: Advertising and the Social Conditions of Autonomy
11.THE ENVIRONMENT. Waste Sites and Wasted Funds. Poverty and Pollution. Rewrapping the Big Mac. The Fordasaurus. The Fight over the Redwoods. Peter Singer: The Place of Nonhumans in Environmental Issues. William F. Baxter: People or Penguins. W. Michael Hoffman: Business and Environmental Ethics. INDEX.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2002

    Don't waste your money.

    This book does not portray an ethical approach to discussing moral issues in business. The leftward leanings of the authors taint what could be an exciting and educational debate.

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